8 Top Causes of House Fires

8 Top Causes of House Fires

Are you aware of these common causes of house fires?

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How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home

How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home

Do you follow all these safety guidelines when it comes to your electronics?

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What to Do If Your Dishwasher Leaks

What to Do If Your Dishwasher Leaks

A leaky dishwasher is a huge headache. Learn why your dishwasher might be leaking, and what to do with the aftermath.

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What Is the Typical Cost for Water Damage Restoration?

What Is the Typical Cost for Water Damage Restoration?

What are the factors that influence the cost of water damage restoration?

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How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in the Winter

How to Avoid Frozen Pipes in the Winter

Freezing pipes can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Learn how to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter.

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How to Develop a Family Escape Plan in Case of an Emergency

How to Develop a Family Escape Plan in Case of an Emergency

Waiting until an emergency to figure out how to get to safety is not an emergency plan. Decide now what to do — and learn how to walk your family through your plan.

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7 Halloween Safety Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

7 Halloween Safety Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

Halloween should be a night of fun. But to make sure you get to enjoy the whole evening, you need to keep these Halloween safety tips in mind.

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How to Start a Damage Restoration Business

How to Start a Damage Restoration Business Yesterday we went to Arroyo Grande and sponsored lunch for 45 associates for Keller Williams Realty. I hope you enjoy the video. There was a lot of energy in the room. Thank you. Woman: Nice to meet you. Chuck: Shout out to Keller Williams, by the way, you guys rock. The fact that you’re investing in your future and you wanna better yourself. Keller Williams Rocks the Central Coast. So I started as a painter about 40 years ago with a pickup truck and a bucket and a brush and a dog. And then I came up with this slogan that says “From the bucket to the brush, we’re the painters you can trust.” You know 15 years ago there was the boom, right? Everybody was busy. Well, the contractors would go in and do kitchen remodels and bathroom remodels and they would space the customer out. They wouldn’t put him as a priority. They’d go, one of them grabbed a beer out of the refrigerator in the morning, or the guy never showed up or it took nine months to do their kitchen. And I’m like I know I can do better. I know how to hire people. I do the desk. I hire on attitude. I actually look at that skill level and match it up with that position. So I can hire good people, smarter than me, better than me. I’m okay with that. I’m not threatened by anybody that’s…and they are. Most of them are smarter than me. So, I appreciate, you know, people being present and doing the right thing, and doing the right thing for a customer. So we started a kitchen and bath remodeling business called New life Bath and Kitchen. The name of my other business is New life Painting. Three years ago I got approached by a restoration business and it was called Renew. And I bought the restoration business. It’s called New life Restoration. We changed the name. And we really believed that that’s gonna be our flagship of the three businesses. There’s such an opportunity. Insurance business is not an easy business because it’s tied with the mortgage company. It’s tied with insurances. But we think we can make a difference because a lot of the contractors don’t even do the putback. Won’t do the emergency side like the fire, flood water, smoke damage, crime scene cleanup, hoarder cleanup, we do all that. But we work directly with the customer and not on a program to work directly working with the insurance company. I have two boys, Nathan and Noah. Nathan just got married. He’s 38 and and I’m celebrating my 65th birthday today with you guys. So, … thank you. Nathan just got married for the first time. They’re having a baby. They got married this year, they just bought their first condo on Galena, 1500 square foot for $790,000. So, you know, that’s cheap, right? That’s cheap. It’s all a perception, right? And then my youngest son, Noah graduated from Westmont about 11 years ago. I said, “Hey, son, you want to take over our painting business?” He said, “Great.” The next year, which was the, you know, the downturn, went from a million dollars to almost less than...

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What to Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake in California’s Central Coast

What to Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake in California’s Central Coast

Make sure you take precautions today to prepare for an earthquake in Central California.

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Why Do People Hoard?

Why Do People Hoard?

Hoarding is not a moral deficiency. Learn why people hoard, and how you can help.

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